What is true self defense?

What is true self defense?

What is true self defense? It been a question for the ages. But longtime martial arts blackbelt Dave Kovar recently gave this answer that I wanted to share.
For most people, obesity, stress and depression are a way bigger threat than a back alley mugger.
As much as I love martial arts, I believe that true self defense is not just defending yourself against the bad guy. It is also defending yourself against sickness, injury, bad attitudes (yours and others) and apathy.
So…is your guard up?

Lovato defeats Wardzinski at RAW Grappling Championship

Lovato defeats Wardzinski at RAW Grappling Championship

Congrats to Rafael Lovato Jr on his win by pts over the super tough guard machine Adam Wardzinski in the RAW Grappling Championship today in England.The first edition of the Raw Grappling Championship took place last Sunday. The event featured a black belt grand prix, some locals lower belt matches and two phenomenal superfights: Rafael Lovato Jr. against Adam Wardzinski and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa against Gerard Labinski.

Here are the results.

RAFAEL LOVATO JR. VS ADAM WARDZINSKI

In the most anticipated bout of the evening was the superfight between Rafael Lovato Jr. and Adam Wardzinski. And it was Wardzinski who first engaged in the beginning; sitting guard and attacking Lovato’s legs. Lovato stayed at a safe distance, and at around two minutes into the match he went for a knee through pass attempt. Before he could acquire Side Control, however, Wardzinski managed to recover guard… With the remaining minutes of the match spent in him trying to attack Lovato’s legs over and over again.

The score was 0-0 and so the bout went into overtime – where Wardzinski lost due to a penalty..

Great saying about ego

Great saying about ego

Here is a great saying about ego

Kids BJJ in Lyndhurst

Kids BJJ in Lyndhurst

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.

Savarese BJJ Academy Receives 2021 Best of Lyndhurst Award

Savarese BJJ Academy Receives 2021 Best of Lyndhurst Award

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Savarese BJJ Academy Receives 2021 Best of Lyndhurst Award

Lyndhurst Award Program Honors the Achievement

LYNDHURST December 22, 2021 .  Savarese Jiu-Jitsu has been selected for the 2021 Best of Lyndhurst Award in the Martial Arts Schools category by the Lyndhurst Award Program.

Each year, the Lyndhurst Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. Also, these are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lyndhurst area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Lyndhurst Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information. In addition, information is gathered both internally by the Lyndhurst Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Lyndhurst Award Program

Furthermore, the Lyndhurst Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lyndhurst area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

Finally, the Lyndhurst Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Lyndhurst Award Program

Savarese BJJ Academy Receives 2021 Best of Lyndhurst Award

Savarese BJJ Academy Receives 2021 Best of Lyndhurst Award

Savarese BJJ Thanksgiving Tip

Savarese BJJ Thanksgiving Tip

Here is a Savarese BJJ Thanksgiving tip! Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family, my BJJ brothers and sisters around the world. Have a great day.

Savarese’s Alves win NJBJJF tournament

Savarese’s Alves win NJBJJF tournament

Congrats to Leo Alves on winning his brownbelt division at the NJBJJF tournament last weekend. Leo stepped up to compete a week after winning his superfight the weekend before at Men Of War Pro. Leo is just getting back into the competition science where he had a lot of success at blue and purplebelt. You will be seeing a lot more of him in 2022. Let’s gooooo! #savaresebjj #lyndhurst

Happy Birthday Rickson Gracie!

Happy Birthday Rickson Gracie!

Happy BDay to the GOAT, Master Rickson Gracie, a man who carried the torch for Jiu-Jitsu for long time. Thank you for dedication and for your life long mission of showing the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu. So many of us are able to provide for our families because of the courage of guys like you. OSS.

Savarese BJJ blackbelt earns top honors

Savarese BJJ blackbelt earns top honors

Congrats to one of my top students Professor Brian Procel, owner of Procel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Jersey City on winning his blackbelt division at the NJBJJF last weekend (and thanks for all the blackbelts who stepped up to compete). Professor Brian has been w me since whitebelt and i have watch him grow from a shy teenager into an amazing leader and BJJ instructor. Watching what he has built and continues to build fills me w pride and happiness. Keep up the great work Brian! #savaresebjj #procelbjj #jerseycity #jerseycityjiujitsu #jerseycitymartialarts
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Savarese Jiu-Jitsu’s Thibodeaux wins Tournament

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu’s Thibodeaux wins Tournament

Congrats to Thomas Thibodeaux on winning his bluebelt division Saturday at the NJBJJF tournament. Tom is a guy who runs a business, has a family but makes no excuses and still finds the time to train and better himself every day. He battles through injuries constantly but has that tough mentality and is never broken. We are so proud of everything he accomplishes. Great job Tom! #savaresebjj #lyndhurst #noexcuses